July 10, 2012 A few months ago, six old brick buildings in the nation's capital were picked up and moved. Literally. Five of them will return as parts of a sleek new office building, re-creating the old streetscape while also transforming it. The massive project raises a question: What's important to keep in a city, and what should just be replaced?
July 5, 2012 South Bend is well known as the home of the University of Notre Dame. But locals know it's more than just a college town. It used to be a company town until car manufacturer Studebaker closed its plant in 1963, leaving a gaping economic hole. Now, South Bend is working to create a second act for its commercial life.
July 3, 2012 Long associated with urban decay, Oakland, Calif., has experienced a resurgence in recent years with a revitalized downtown. The New York Times listed the city as No. 5 among its top "places to go" in 2012. But its comeback may be threatened by California's state budget tightening.
July 2, 2012 There is increasing awareness of cities as a defining trait of humanity and their importance to our health, economy and the environment. But, sometimes you need to just go with the flow and this chart may (or may not) show you if you're really an urbanite.
July 2, 2012 There is increasing awareness of cities as a defining trait of humanity and their importance to our health, economy and the environment. Here, some basic nuts and bolts about cities and the people who live, drive, work and play in them.
July 2, 2012 New Orleans residents are using Neighborland.com to post ideas for improving their neighborhoods. Initially a local public street art project, Neighborland tries to democratize city development by creating instant civic feedback. But the digital divide has left the city's computer illiterate out of the conversation.